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Master's Degree in Sports Training and Return to Play

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

MU EntrenamentReadaptacio
  • Modality
    Hybrid learning format
  • Languages
    Spanish
  • Duration
    1 academic year full time (60 ECTS), or 2 academic years part time (30 ECTS)
  • Credits
    60
  • Schedule

    from 10 am to 2 pm from Monday to Wednesday 2 times a month on alternate weeks

  • Date
    October 15, 2022
  • Places
    30
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer del Císter, 34. 08022 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    School of Psychology, Education and Sport Science

Who is it for?

Aimed at graduates or diploma holders in Physiotherapy, graduates or degree holders in Sports and Exercise Sciences, graduates or degree holders in Medicine, and graduates or diploma holders in Physical Education Teaching who wish to improve their professional skills in sports training and return to play.

Improve your qualifications

The Master's Degree in Sports Training and Return to Play aims to: provide advanced training in epistemological aspects related to the acquisition of knowledge; provide advanced training in methodology, techniques and procedures that allow for the interpretation and design of research projects in sports training and rehabilitation; provide specialized knowledge and a reflective perspective on key aspects that define the professions linked to the world of sports training and sports rehabilitation in general; promote the skills that enable students to study independently and autonomously throughout their lives; provide knowledge and analytical tools that enable students to detect new needs and develop innovative projects and programs in the professional field; and lastly, promote critical thinking and empathetic and collaborative attitudes inherent to the knowledge of sports science.

  • To provide advanced training in epistemological aspects related to the acquisition of knowledge.
  • To provide advanced training in methodology, techniques and procedures that allow for the interpretation and design of research projects in sports training and rehabilitation.
  • To provide specialized knowledge and a reflective perspective on key aspects that define the professions linked to the world of sports training and sports rehabilitation in general.
  • To promote the skills that enable students to study independently and autonomously throughout their lives.
  • To provide knowledge and analytical tools that enable students to detect new needs and develop innovative projects and programs in the professional field.
  • To promote critical thinking and empathetic and collaborative attitudes inherent to the knowledge of sports science.

Great scope for professional growth

Physical preparation and readjustment

Expertise in improving fitness in sports and readjustment to exertion in athletes.

Personal training

of athletes at all levels.

Research

Research in the field of sport and exercise sciences.

University professor

Teaching in the field of sport and exercise sciences.

If you choose the Blanquerna Master's Degree in Sports Training and Return to Play, you are choosing...

  • Internships with the best professionals and centers in the sports training or rehabilitation sector.
  • Faculty: With the involvement of the best teachers in the field of sports training and rehabilitation.
  • Theory and practice: The sessions are application-based, allowing students to put theory into practice.
  • Seminars: Including continuous tutoring with personal follow-ups.
Fisiologia

A unique methodology based on personalized learning

According to Royal Decree 1393/2007, graduate studies must provide the student with both basic and sufficient academic training for professional practice and qualify them to continue studying and pursue a master degree. Master degree studies include advanced specialized and multidisciplinary training, the aim of which will be academic and professional specialization or embarking on research activities. Master degrees are required to access PhD studies, which are aimed at providing advanced training in the field of research and lead to preparing a PhD thesis and obtaining a PhD qualification. The master degrees have been adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and are structured in ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System), which make it possible to share a compatible credit system, comparable criteria and methodologies and a duration similar to that of European qualifications, with the aim of facilitating and promoting the mobility and incorporation of students into the European workforce. Master degree studies have a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 120 credits. This equates to one to two academic years. ECTS credits are characterized by being student-centered to ensure the student leads their own learning process. Each credit is equivalent to 25 hours of training and is used to count class hours (theoretical and practical), personal study, participation in seminars, assignments, external internships and assessment tests. During an academic year, a student can get a maximum of 60 full-time credits and 30 if they have a part-time job. The master degrees at Blanquerna-URL School of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences are aimed at diploma and bachelor degree holders and graduates, as well as professionals in need of continuing education. Our master degrees are geared towards professionalization and address subjects and materials that require specialized treatment. Our School's master degrees feature:

Faculty

Made up of researchers and professors, both from the School and from other universities in the State, and by active professionals of recognized prestige. All teachers are practicing experts in the field of study.

Programs

With institutional and business support, coordinated by renowned researchers and professionals.

Limited number of students per program

To guarantee the quality of the teaching, participation and personalized treatment. Agreements and contracts with institutions and companies that guarantee internships or opportunities for professional development and research.

Agreements and contracts

With institutions and companies that guarantee internships or opportunities for professional development and research.

News

Academic information

ELS ALUMNES ESCOLTEN EL QUE EL PROFESSOR ELS HI ESTÀ DIENT

Training in line with your interests and professional future

The master's degree responds to the need for high-level content that enables the qualitative development of professionals who want to excel in the sciences related to sports training and return to play based on an integrated vision of the improvement of fitness in both of these areas. Today's fitness improvement expert requires a professional capable of working in the field of training as well as in the field of health within various groups. This master's degree aims to give a deeper knowledge of the latest trends and the most innovative practical applications provided by recognized experts in the scientific community and professional practice. The use of technology and assessment and control tools is general trend throughout the master degree.

The aim is, therefore, to provide the knowledge and tools necessary to become a competent professional in these areas and to bring students closer to the world of scientific research. This master's degree prepares you for the official Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) qualification, with accredited teaching staff, and for the Official Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, which includes first aid and semi-automatic defibrillation and the ISAK Level 1 Anthropometry Certificate.

Summary

First
Compulsory 45
Internships 9
Master's degree project 6
Total 60

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
First semester
Training planning for performance in power and speed sports 6Compulsory
Integration of performance training in team sports 6Compulsory
General strategies to accelerate and measure the recovery of athletes 6Compulsory
New trends for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries 4Compulsory
Second semester
Training planning for performance in endurance sports. Measurement and analysis of performance parameters in endurance sports 5Compulsory
Nutrition strategies and coaching in high performance training 5Compulsory
Prevention and rehabilitation of upper extremity injuries 4Compulsory
Prevention and rehabilitation of trunk and pelvic injuries 4Compulsory
Prevention and rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries (LES) 5Compulsory
Annual
External internships 9Internships
Master's thesis 6Master's degree project

Internships, an experience to introduce you to the labor market

The students of the Master's Degree in Sports Training and Return to Play undertake internships related to the professional skills they are required to develop. The internships will be supervised in the seminar group space made up of 10-12 students, led by an expert professor-advisor directly linked to sports rehabilitation or sports training in clubs and training centers with extensive experience in the sector.

Internships are usually carried out at prestigious centers, such as clubs, high performance centers, training centers, competitive sports clubs, sports return to play and recovery centers, according to the interests of each student and the recommendations of the module coordination team. At the internship center, the students' progress will be supervised by a qualified professional with at least a degree or graduate qualification. This professional will be the Center's Internship Advisor, and together with the professor-advisor of the Master's Degree internship program at the School, they will monitor and assess the internship module.

The coordinated work of these two advisors is essential for the students' training to ensure proper performance and the highest quality. These external internships will be in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 1707/2011 of 18 November, which regulates the external academic internships of university students. Specific module content includes:

  • Application of the principles of reflective practice.
  • Development of a proactive attitude.
  • Analysis and approach of strategies to care for people, observe/evaluate their performance and propose sports return to play plans.

  • To deepen knowledge of the scientific bases of the improvement of physical condition and the search for fitness at the highest level.
  • To demonstrate the ability to use assessment and monitoring methods in sport in the context in which the internships are carried out, adapted to needs on the basis of sex and gender.
  • To learn strategies for measuring motor control in the context in which the internships are carried out and their interpretation in the prevention of injury, training and sports rehabilitation.
  • To plan and design training, injury-prevention and/or exertion readjustment programs. To detect hazards of the training program and injury mechanisms in the context in which the internships are carried out, and to adapt to the interdisciplinary operations of the internship center.

Where can you do your internship?

FC Barcelona · Globalperformance · RDC Espanyol · Segle XXI · La Penya de Bàsquet · CAR de Sant Cugat · FC Girona · Spanish Swimming Federation · Catalan Swimming Federation · Catalan Basketball Federation · Barcelona Tennis Club · Barcino Tennis Club · Rafa Nadal Academy · Labsport Salut · Blanquerna School of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences Research Group · Imove Tres Torres

The master degree thesis, a prelude to entering the labor market

The final master's thesis is one of the most important learning activities in the program. On the one hand, students have the opportunity to delve deeper into the study of a subject of their interest and, on the other hand, it allows them to develop fundamental skills, such as the ability to plan a process, solve problems, analyze and interpret results and defend proposals for improvement applied to the sciences of sports training and/or return to play.

The project will consist of two parts:

  • The first will be along the lines of the classic sections of a research project: justification, objectives, theoretical references, fieldwork, data processing and conclusions.
  • The second will be the development of a contextualized intervention proposal, with objectives, methodology, instruments to be used, etc.

The final master's thesis consists of the planning, design, execution, presentation and defense of a project or research paper on a specific area, and corresponds to 6 ECTS credits supervised by an advisor in the academic space of the master's thesis seminar. This activity may entail research, professional development or both, and it does not necessarily have to be linked to the internship center.

Thesis tutoring sessions will be held in two-hour periods throughout the semesters according to the established calendar, and they may be either virtual or face-to-face. Extraordinary sessions may be arranged with the advisor for the follow-up and assessment of the master's thesis.

According to the specific competencies of the module, the following will be considered for the assessment of the thesis:

  • The written portion will take into account the suitability of the objectives and methodological design, the suitability of the topic of study and the context, as well as the follow-up performed within the seminar space (group tutorial) and individual tutorial (thesis grade weighting of 60%).
  • The presentation of the work (formal aspects), the quality of the theoretical references, the analysis work and the final proposal duly argued and presented will also be assessed, as will the oral presentation and defense (thesis weighting of 40%).
  • To pass the thesis it will be necessary to pass both parts (writing and presentation) with a grade of 5 or higher.

Career path

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Physical trainer specialized in improving fitness in sports

Doble grau en CAFE i Fisio

Rehabilitation trainer (exertion readjustment for athletes)

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Personal trainer

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Coach of individual and team sports athletes

Institutions

  • Sports clubs for group and individual sports.
  • Self-employed.
  • Sports federations
  • Centers specialized in training and sports rehabilitation

Leading companies trust in the strong skills of Blanquerna students

Globalperfomance Sport · Labsport Salut · RDC Espanyol

Alumnes a la Graduació Blanquerna 2019

A direct link to your future career

Our work doesn't finish the moment you graduate. The Alumni department will support you to enable us to achieve an employment rate of 90% of students in the first year after graduation

State-of-the-art equipment at the students' disposal

All the services you need during your time at the school

Coordinadora

Application process

University master's degrees are official degrees awarded by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, in accordance with the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the guidelines set out in the Bologna Declaration. To access the official master degree, you must hold an official Spanish university degree, or a degree from another country that is part of the European Higher Education Area. Access to master degree studies is regulated by Royal Decree 822/2021, of 28 September.

These studies are also open to students with a degree issued by an education system outside the European Higher Education Area, who do not need to have it approved, provided that the level of training is equivalent to that of an official Spanish degree and that, in the country of origin, the degree gives access to graduate studies. However, admission does not in any case imply the convalidation of the degree or any other type of recognition beyond allowing the student to access master and graduate studies at the University.

Phases of the admission process
The admission process for university master degree studies at the School is developed over 3 stages:

  1. Pre-enrollment
  2. Admission
  3. Enrollment

Pre-enrollment

Students can pre-enroll online (by accessing Pre-enrollment | Blanquerna or the pre-enrollment option for each course) and also in person at the school.

For online pre-enrollment, you will need to:

  1. Sign up on the unique registration system and create a username (if not previously obtained) and follow the instructions to completion.
  2. Make a payment of €100 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) can be made by credit or debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process. Alumni are exempt from payment.
  3. Upload the required documentation through the document repository.
  • ID card (both sides), passport or NIE residence card
  • Resume

Admission

Once pre-enrollment has been completed, the candidate will be offered a date for an interview with the degree coordinator, who will assess their suitability and solve any doubts they may have about the course for which they are enrolling. Motivation, academic transcript and professional experience will be taken into account for the selection of students. Once the assessment is complete, the student will be informed of the result of the interview and how to enroll, if admitted.

Prior to enrollment, the person concerned must upload the following to the document repository:

  • Qualification or receipt of the qualification of the studies that give the student access to the master degree.
  • Original official academic certificate or certified copy of the bachelor degree transcript.
  • For foreign applicants: certificate issued by the relevant body (university, embassy, consulate) confirming that the studies qualify the student to undertake master degree or graduate studies in the country of issue.

Enrollment

Enrollment formalization is the final procedure to obtain a place in the master degree:

  • The date of enrollment formalization is communicated individually to the person concerned and can be done online.
  • After this, they have two business days to pay 50% of the total cost of the credits for which they have enrolled, by bank transfer or using a barcode at the bank; the remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments, from October to June, payable by direct debit using the bank account indicated at the time of enrollment (Instructions for sending the signed SEPA document to Blanquerna).

Alumni of official qualifications from the School are given a 15% discount on the enrollment fee (non-cumulative discount) if they enroll full time and for all the credits that the qualification offers. Prices are updated each academic year. Once enrollment is complete, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.​

Students who are admitted can choose between two forms of enrollment, depending on whether they already qualify for university admission:

  1. Conditional enrollment: Students who have not yet obtained a bachelor degree and who require a maximum of 9 more credits and/or the thesis yet to do can apply for this. For conditional enrollment, students must be enrolled for the outstanding credits for their bachelor degree.
    Unless the student has passed the bachelor degree giving them access, they will not be able to defend the thesis and, therefore, will not be able to obtain the master degree.
    To be eligible for this option, the person concerned must sign this information document in which they agree to the particularities of conditional enrollment.
  2. Final enrollment
    Final enrollment is when the person concerned has completed the admission pathway for the university master degree.

When a student enrolls, a contract for the provision of teaching services is formalized between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation, which is legally binding from the time of payment. Payment includes the corresponding insurance and, for students under the age of twenty-eight, compulsory academic insurance. If a student declines to take up a place, he/she will lose in full any amount he/she has paid.

The student accepts the rules for the use of computer services established by the Blanquerna Foundation. The student's personal data will be included in an automated file under the responsibility of the Blanquerna Foundation, so that this contract can be maintained and fulfilled. Students should note that their data may also be used to inform them about the future activities of the Foundation, or for the institution to send them publications.

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data, students have the right to access their data to update, rectify or cancel them, or object to their use, by sending a letter, indicating which right they want to exercise.

This section is a summary of the general conditions for enrollment. It is only for guidance and therefore has no contractual value. In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the general conditions for enrollment specified in the receipt generated at the time of enrollment will prevail; this receipt formalizes the contract between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation; students can consult it on the intranet whenever they wish.

The School cannot guarantee that a course will be available if the requirement for a minimum number of enrollments is not met. In this case, the amount paid for enrollment and pre-enrollment will be refunded in full.

Foreign students

The School reserves the right to ask candidates with qualifications obtained outside the EES for a letter from their university, embassy or consulate to certify that their studies enable them to pursue a master degree or graduate studies.

Students are responsible for having all the official documentation necessary for their stay in Spain while studying at the School. Applicants can ask for a pre-acceptance document attached to the pre-enrollment receipt to initiate applications for visas or scholarships or carry out any other administrative procedure. Under no circumstances does this document guarantee a place if all the access and admission requirements are not met. Once applicants have been accepted and enrollment is complete, they can request a letter of admission from the Academic Secretary, if required, by paying the corresponding fees.

Contact us

For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the School's Student Information and Orientation Service.
[email protected]

We make it easy for you to access the course you choose

Course fees are paid in installments without any interest. At the time of enrollment, 50% of the total cost of the credits for which the student is enrolled must be paid; the remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments (from October to June) payable by direct debit.

Tuition fee per credit
€134.58
Academic year tuition fee
€4,037.40
Tuition fee for complete course
€8,074.80
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Master degree accredited by the AQU (Quality Assurance Agency)

Segell AQU Màster Universitari en Entrenament i Readaptació a l'Esport

Gender perspective

As the European Union points out, gender equality is not only a matter of social justice but also affects the results of teaching and research. Promoting gender equality in research and innovation is one of the European Commission's commitments, and it supports the explicit integration of a gender perspective in Horizon 2020 projects. However, this recommendation is often poorly understood and misapplied. Various documents are presented here with a view to contributing to a better understanding and application of the gender perspective in teaching and research.

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